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Scammed by a sac member

Started by Gregory177, June 15, 2021, 08:37:18 PM

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JohnSlack

Unfortunately the scammers have permanently changed the game. I never advertise that I'm looking for a part anymore, I now ask friends to see if they or anyone else they might know have "part X". Unless I know the person I have to get a reference from someone I do know. Failing that if the part is worth the expense I arrange to have someone pick it up in person that I know and trust. Times have changed and so have I.
John

Rickmustang

1965 G.T. 350
1967 Fairlane GT - 482 4-speed
1970 Mach 1 - 428CJ 4-speed/AC
1971 Mach 1 - 429CJ auto/AC
2005 Ford GT

oldcanuck

Quote from: shelbymann1970 on August 14, 2021, 04:31:39 AM
How about we all come up with a fictitious part wanted (Muffler bearings) and post a wanted ad and see if the scumbag has one. Then we can decide who was the most creative on their fictitious part wanted. Gary

Gary,

I need a left hand threaded skyhook for my car ?  :)

BG
Bob
Knoxvegas, TN

shelbymann1970

Quote from: JohnSlack on August 17, 2021, 06:54:12 PM
Unfortunately the scammers have permanently changed the game. I never advertise that I'm looking for a part anymore, I now ask friends to see if they or anyone else they might know have "part X". Unless I know the person I have to get a reference from someone I do know. Failing that if the part is worth the expense I arrange to have someone pick it up in person that I know and trust. Times have changed and so have I.
John
Back in 1988 I sold my black Boss 429. I had a spare complete S engine air cleaner to oil pan including manifolds. Everything original like it was ready to drop in a car. I went looking for a body. Being in Detroit every B9 body in my "First class" Hemmings was sold a day or 2 before I got my copy. I found out NY, Los Angeles and Chicago areas got theirs before Detroit(so much for "first class") so I posted a want ad in Hemmings. Almost got scammed on a body for sale from an inmate in Baton Rouge La. Found out 6 months later when the FBI came knocking on my door(my phone number linked to prison records). The first the G man knew of that type of scam(they were using "we can get your relative out early" scam at the time). The scammer even had a real B9 vin he gave me. This was around 1989. I ended up selling the engine. So while the game has changed there are those POSs out there that don't want to make an honest living. I wish we could hang/shoot them all.
Shelby owner since 1984
SAAC member since 1990
1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
  MCA gold 2003(not anymore)
1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)
"2nd" owner of 68 GT500 #1626

FL SAAC

Quote from: shelbymann1970 on August 25, 2021, 07:08:42 AM
Quote from: JohnSlack on August 17, 2021, 06:54:12 PM
Unfortunately the scammers have permanently changed the game. I never advertise that I'm looking for a part anymore, I now ask friends to see if they or anyone else they might know have "part X". Unless I know the person I have to get a reference from someone I do know. Failing that if the part is worth the expense I arrange to have someone pick it up in person that I know and trust. Times have changed and so have I.
John
Back in 1988 I sold my black Boss 429. I had a spare complete S engine air cleaner to oil pan including manifolds. Everything original like it was ready to drop in a car. I went looking for a body. Being in Detroit every B9 body in my "First class" Hemmings was sold a day or 2 before I got my copy. I found out NY, Los Angeles and Chicago areas got theirs before Detroit(so much for "first class") so I posted a want ad in Hemmings. Almost got scammed on a body for sale from an inmate in Baton Rouge La. Found out 6 months later when the FBI came knocking on my door(my phone number linked to prison records). The first the G man knew of that type of scam(they were using "we can get your relative out early" scam at the time). The scammer even had a real B9 vin he gave me. This was around 1989. I ended up selling the engine. So while the game has changed there are those POSs out there that don't want to make an honest living. I wish we could hang/shoot them all.

Baton Rouge Louisiana  ?  Could that have been Cajun Man,   Bobby Boucher !
Home of the "Amazing Hertz 3 + 1 Musketeers"
I have all UNGOLD cars
I am certainly not a Shelby Expert

TOBKOB

QuoteI need a left hand threaded skyhook for my car ?  :)

BG

I'm not Gary but I have  right hand threaded skyhook... Sorry I couldn't resist... ;D

TOB
1969 GT350 owned since 1970

shelbymann1970

Quote from: TOBKOB on August 25, 2021, 09:37:32 PM
QuoteI need a left hand threaded skyhook for my car ?  :)

BG

I'm not Gary but I have  right hand threaded skyhook... Sorry I couldn't resist... ;D

TOB
You and Bob should both put wanted ads for your parts.  ;D ;D
Shelby owner since 1984
SAAC member since 1990
1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
  MCA gold 2003(not anymore)
1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)
"2nd" owner of 68 GT500 #1626

shelbydoug

Quote from: TOBKOB on August 25, 2021, 09:37:32 PM
QuoteI need a left hand threaded skyhook for my car ?  :)

BG

I'm not Gary but I have  right hand threaded skyhook... Sorry I couldn't resist... ;D

TOB

I have them. You have a choice of metals and/or finishes. Which do you need?
68 GT350 Lives Matter!

deathsled

Scammer gets scammed.  This guy has a lot of energy and patience to reel them in and frustrate them.  The anger levels of the scammers is off the scale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNziOoXDBeg
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

shelbymann1970

Quote from: deathsled on August 26, 2021, 06:39:37 PM
Scammer gets scammed.  This guy has a lot of energy and patience to reel them in and frustrate them.  The anger levels of the scammers is off the scale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNziOoXDBeg
Thanks. Made my day. What worker would call a customer a MFer a dozen times?
Shelby owner since 1984
SAAC member since 1990
1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
  MCA gold 2003(not anymore)
1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)
"2nd" owner of 68 GT500 #1626

FL SAAC

Quote from: deathsled on August 26, 2021, 06:39:37 PM
Scammer gets scammed.  This guy has a lot of energy and patience to reel them in and frustrate them.  The anger levels of the scammers is off the scale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNziOoXDBeg

LMAO + 1 loved it
Home of the "Amazing Hertz 3 + 1 Musketeers"
I have all UNGOLD cars
I am certainly not a Shelby Expert

motorhead428

I am looking for a drive shaft for my 67 GT500. I received a response from a Shasta Philipe, I ask for pictures. I got pictures from a drive shaft on listed on ebay Same picture as on ebay but for less money. I asked what state he was in ? never heard back from him. 

6R07mi

Back many years ago during my career as a Ford dealer parts manager,
we used to have our driver stop at other Detroit area dealers and they would have a list of parts needed that day,
they would have that dealer check to see if they had any of the parts on-hand.
(This was before the "part locator" services used now).

We would add fictitious part numbers like C9ZZ-6321609-A to the list to see if the dealer would catch it!
( C9ZZ-6321609-A = LH vent window frame for 69 Mustang fastback).

I see a new revenue stream possibility on flea-bay ??

jim p
Former owner 6S283, 70 "Boss351", 66 GT 6F07, 67 FB GT
current: 66 GT former day 2 track car 6R07
20+ yrs Ford Parts Mgr, now Meritor Defense